Introduction

The sheer scope of the ship can take the breath away. She is more reminiscent of a floating city: spread over 14 passenger decks, and catering for more than 3,500 guests, it can be easy to forget that she is, ultimately, a ship. Her size is reflected by her onboard amenities: guests will find five restaurants waiting for them, alongside two self-service buffets, and 21 bars. Entertainment is an equally important part of life on the ship, as she houses four swimming pools, dedicated children's areas, and even a F1 simulator. Younger passengers and families will no doubt find themselves right at home aboard. 

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Main Info
  • Children Allowed
  • Nursery -
  • Smoking Some
  • Style Resort
  • Decks14
  • Cabins1637
  • Size Large
  • Ship Type Ocean
  • Wheelchair Cabins43
  • Crew Members1370
  • Launch Year2008
  • CurrencyUSD
Unique Features

MSC are the first line to implement their unique experience system. There are four different 'experiences' to choose from when booking the holiday, each comes with specially designated rooms and benefits. The options are: Bella, Fantastica, and Aurea.

Disabled Facilities

Guests with special needs should inform MSC Cruises of their needs, ideally, at the time of booking, or at the very latest, no more than seven days before departure.

Accessible Cabins are available, and should be requested at the time of booking.

All decks, public areas and tenders have been designed to be as accessible as possible for guests with reduced mobility.

Wheelchairs are available onboard to assist with embarkation or disembarkation only in the case of an emergency.

In the interest of safety, guests with hearing impairments must travel with a carer. Passengers with partial hearing disabilities can travel alone, as long as they request the installation of a TDD System kit in their cabin. This kit is available across the whole fleet, but only in limited numbers.

Trained, certified and healthy guide dogs are allowed onboard, assuming that they possess all documentation for entering any and all foreign countries visited during the course of the voyage.

Pregnancy

The medical facilities and equipment onboard may not be adequate enough to deal with a birth or any pregnancy complications. Therefore, for safety reasons, MSC are unable to admit any women onboard who have reached or exceeded their 24th week of pregnancy by the end of the cruise.

Dietary Requirements

Any guests with food intolerances and/or allergies are asked to inform MSC Cruises of their requirements through the Special Needs form (available online). Once onboard, guests must confirm their needs at the Reception, and with the Maitre d'Hôtel.

Dress Code

Casual wear is advised is advised for life onboard and shore excursions. For informal evenings, summery dresses for women and a lightweight jacket for men are recommended. For Gala evenings and Parties, slightly more formal dress is advised. For any formal evenings, cocktail dresses for ladies, and a lightweight suit or dinner jacket for the gentlemen onboard.

MSC Cruises advise bringing a jumper or shawl in your luggage to be prepared for changes in temperature in-between the air conditioned interior of the ship and the deck areas.

For visits to religious sites, appropriate clothing is recommended. This means covering knees, shoulders, and no low-cut tops.

Deck Plans
Deck 18 - Sun Deck

  • Top 18 Solarium area
  • Whirlpool Baths
  • MSC Yacht Club Area

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Deck 16 - Aurora

  • MSC Yacht Club Area
  • Sliding Roof
  • Liquid disco
  • Shuffleboard
  • MSC Sports Area
  • Solarium area
  • Whirlpool Baths
  • Royal Suites
  • Deluxe Suites
  • Accessible Deluxe Suites
  • 4D Cinema
  • F1 Simulator

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Deck 15 - Splendido

  • Deluxe Suites
  • Whirlpool Baths
  • Power Walking Track
  • Teen Disco
  • Kids Club Area
  • Children's Pool & Waterslide
  • MSC Yacht Club Restaurant
  • MSC Yacht Club Private Pool & Bar

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Deck 14 - Miraggio

  • MSC Aurea Spa
  • The Pools
  • Pool Bars
  • Aqua Park
  • Self Service Buffet Restaurants- Zanzibar & L'Africana

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Deck 13 - Arcobaleno

  • Balcony Cabins
  • Interior Cabins

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Deck 12 - Incanto

  • Balcony Cabins
  • Accessible Balcony Cabins
  • Executive Suites
  • Interior Cabins
  • Accessible Interior Cabins
  • Suites

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Deck 11 - Meraviglia

  • Suites
  • Balcony Cabins
  • Accessible Balcony Cabins
  • Interior Cabins
  • Accessible Interior Cabins

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Deck 10 - Sogno

  • Suites
  • Balcony Cabins
  • Accessible Balcony Cabins
  • Interior Cabins
  • Accessible Interior Cabins

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Deck 9 - Radioso

  • Suites
  • Balcony Cabins
  • Accessible Balcony Cabins
  • Interior Cabins
  • Accessible Interior Cabins
  • Atrium

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Deck 8 - Favola

  • Oceanview Cabins
  • Balcony Cabins
  • Accessible Balcony Cabins
  • Interior Cabins
  • Accessible Interior Cabins
  • Atrium

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Deck 7 - Sublime

  • Theatre Upper level
  • Promenade Deck
  • Art Gallery
  • Jazz Bar
  • Sports Bar & Bowling Alley
  • Coffee Bar
  • Shops & Boutiques
  • L'insolito lounge
  • Photo Shop
  • La Cantina Toscana Wine Bar & Pizzeria
  • Transatlantico Piano Bar
  • El Sombrero Mexican Restaurant

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Deck 6 - Magnifico

  • Theatre Lower Level
  • Casino
  • The Cigar Lounge
  • Ice Cream Bar
  • Shops & Boutiques
  • Vele Lounge & bar
  • Excursion Office
  • Sweet Shop
  • Il Cerchio d’Oro Restaurant
  • Red Velvet Restaurant Upper Level

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Deck 5 - Fantasia

  • Cyber Cafe
  • Red Velvet Restaurant Lower Level
  • Fantasia Bar
  • Reception
  • Ocean View Cabins
  • Accessible Ocean View Cabins
  • Interior Cabin

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Accomodation
Royal Suite

Features a double bed, which can be converted in to two singles. Also includes: air conditioning, walk-in wardrobe, bathroom with bathtub, interactive TV, telephone, wi-fi internet connection (for a fee), mini-bar, safe deposit box.

Executive Suite

Features a panoramic sealed window. Also includes: a double bed which can be converted in to two singles, air conditioning, walk-in wardrobe, bathroom with bathtub, interactive TV, telephone, wi-fi internet connection (for a fee), mini-bar, safe deposit box.

Deluxe Suite

Features a double bed, which can be converted in to two singles. Also includes: air conditioning, walk-in wardrobe, bathroom with bathtub, interactive TV, telephone, wi-fi internet connection (for a fee), mini-bar, safe deposit box.

Balcony Cabin

Features a double bed, which can be converted in to two singles. Also includes: air conditioning, spacious wardrobe, bathroom with shower or bathtub, interactive TV, telephone, wi-fi internet connection (for a fee), mini-bar, safe deposit box.

Ocean View Cabin

Features a porthole and double bed, which can be converted in to two singles. Also includes: air conditioning, bathroom with shower, interactive TV, telephone, wi-fi internet connection (for a fee), mini-bar, safe deposit box.

Inside Cabin

Features a double bed, which can be converted in to two singles. Also includes: air conditioning, bathroom with shower, interactive TV, telephone, wi-fi internet connection (for a fee), mini-bar, safe deposit box.

Accessible Suite

Features a double bed, which can be converted in to two singles. Also includes: air conditioning, spacious wardrobe, bathroom with shower, interactive TV, telephone, wi-fi internet connection (for a fee), mini-bar, safe deposit box.

Aurea Suite

Features either a balcony or panoramic sealed window. Also includes; a double bed which can be converted in to two singles, air conditioning, walk-in wardrobe, bathroom with bathtub, interactive TV, telephone, wi-fi internet connection (for a fee), mini-bar, safe deposit box.

Accessible Balcony Cabin

Features a double bed which can be converted in to two singles. Also includes: air conditioning, spacious wardrobe, bathroom with shower, interactive TV, telephone, wi-fi internet connection (for a fee), mini-bar, safe deposit box.

Accessible Inside Cabin

Features a double bed which can be converted in to two singles. Also includes: air conditioning, spacious wardrobe, bathroom with shower, interactive TV, telephone, wi-fi internet connection (for a fee), mini-bar, safe deposit box.

Accessible Ocean View Cabin

Features a double bed which can be converted in to two singles. Also includes: air conditioning, spacious wardrobe, bathroom with shower, interactive TV, telephone, wi-fi internet connection (for a fee), mini-bar, safe deposit box.

Family Suite

Features a panoramic sealed window. Also includes: a double bed which can be converted in to two singles, air conditioning, walk-in wardrobe, bathroom with bathtub, interactive TV, telephone, wi-fi internet connection (for a fee), mini-bar, safe deposit box.

Entertainment

MSC Cruises’ uncompromising dedication to its passengers is nowhere more evident than the unrivalled entertainment programmes and facilities offered on board, with its state-of-the-art 1600 seat Theatre, futuristic Disco and Casino with over 1000 square metres of casino gaming and Virtual World, video games room.

Teatro L'Avanguardia

The 1,600 seat Theatre Lounge found onboard offers at least 6 different shows, and spans two decks. The seats are tiered, allowing guests to enjoy some of the most varied shows found at sea with the best view possible.

Main production shows are shown at 8.00pm for guests on 1st dinner seating and 10.15pm for those on 2nd dinner seating.

Two decks high and located on decks 6 and 7, it features Broadway style shows, illusionists, dancing on ice shows and circus extravaganzas.

During the day it also hosts bingo games and conferences

Sports Bar

The name says it all; onboard passengers are unlikely to find a better place to relax and catch a game. There's a wide variety of sport shown here, from football to cricket, basketball to ice hockey, something to suit all tastes. Passengers will find a variety of alcoholic and soft drink awaiting, all of which are complimented by a sports-inspired menu, serving up dishes from all around the world.

The Sports Lounge on deck 7 is a multi-screen themed sports bar with seating for 87 passengers.

Featuring a customised drinks menu and snacks, it is also home to the two lane bowling alley which attracts a charge of €6 per game.

Casino Delle Palme

The Casino, seating 323 features Roulette, poker, blackjack, and slot machines. It is served by its own bar.

Manhattan Jazz Bar

The Manhattan Jazz Bar has seating for 106 visitors and features live jazz music along with a special range of 'made to measure' drinks.

Le Vele Cocktail Bar

The Cocktail Bar overlooks the central atrium and is located on deck 6 serving the foyer area. It can seat up to 98 guests who can enjoy the musical entertainment from the bottom of the atrium.

Fantasia Bar

The Bar is on deck 5 by the central atrium with 28 seats.

Guests can enjoy a drink here whilst listening to classical piano music, string quartets and singers.

The Cigar Lounge

The Cigar Lounge is located on deck 6 and is the ship's smoking room with a bar for guests to purchase a range of fine spirits from to enjoy with their cigars, seating 31 passengers.

Il Transatlantico Piano Bar

The ship's Piano and Martini Bar, Il Transatlantico, seats 108 and is located on deck 7.

The Pool Bars

The Pool bars are located by the Pool on deck 14.

Il Cappuccino Coffee Bar

The ship's coffee shop serves a selection of cakes and desserts.

It is located on deck 7 with room for 58 passengers.

Sweet Shop

La Caramella, on deck 6, is the ship's candy and confectionary shop, featuring a large variety of pic ‘n’ mix sweets along with a small selection of toys all at duty free prices.

Boutiques

The ship boasts a variety of shops and boutiques. 

From the MSC Logo shop that sells MSC clothes, souvenirs and toys, La Profumeria selling a range of cosmetics and perfumes including Dior and Marc Jacobs.

La Boutique, on deck 6 sells men's, women's and children's fashion with brands including Polo, Ralph Lauren, Lacoste and Armani, and the L'Angolo Dell'Oggetto sells sunglasses, watches and fashion jewellery on deck 6 also.

The Duty Free Shop sells a range of tobaccos, liquors and snacks and is located on deck 6.

Photo Shop

The Photo Shop is located on deck 7. Photos captured by the ship's professional photographers both on board and ashore can be viewed in the adjoining Photo Gallery area and purchased in the photo shop.

Cyber Cafe

Guests can access the internet and their emails either using their own portable wireless devices or via the ship's Cybercafe on deck 5 opposite the Bar, where guests can use the 15 stations to access the internet. Charges are 15 cents per minute or if preferred a package of minutes may be purchased.  

  • €12 for 60 minutes
  • €19 for 100 minutes
  • €45 for 30 minutes
  • €59 for 480 minutes
  • €145 for 1440 minute

Art Gallery

The Art Gallery features a selection of artwork from fine prints, lithographs, water colours and oils which can be purchased during the ship's champagne art auctions.

It is located outside the Sports Bar and Jazz Bar on deck 7.

4D Cinema

Fantasia’s 4D ten seat cinema, with 3D graphics and moving seats to enhance guests' experience, is located on deck 16 aft and costs around €7.90 per viewing.

F1 Simulator

The Formula One Simulator on deck 16 offers guests the chance to experience racing a Formula one car around a variety of tracks.

It costs around €9.90 per ride and children must be 3'6" or taller to use it.

La Cantina Toscana

La Cantina Toscana is Fantasia’s Wine Tasting Bar with tapas and live music and can be found on deck 7 of the ship with seating for 105 guests.

Each day special wine tastings are accompanied by different bites of food, such as fried polenta with cream cheese, bruschetta and other specialties as guests are guided through the wine selection by experienced sommeliers.

Liquid Disco

Liquid Disco on deck 16 is the ship's nightclub served by its own bar. During the day activities such as aerobics and dance lessons take place here.

L’Insolito

L’Insolito on deck 7 seats 268 guests and is the ship's show lounge with its own bar and dance floor. Entertainment on offer ranges from bingo to international dance music.